Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community & Commerce
Glulam was the preferred choice for the first net-zero commercial building in Alberta, meeting stringent building challenges while providing a beautiful interior look. Nearly all the scraps created during construction were reused at different places in the project.
The Mosaic Centre is home to priMED, EcoAmmo, The Workshop Eatery, and Seeds and Sprouts Daycare. This building is a bright, fresh-air, positive energy environment designed to help occupants feel happy and inspired at work. After a feasibility analysis, wood construction was favoured to meet all building science challenges, and provide an enhanced interior work environment. Nearly all of the wood scraps accumulated during construction were reused for benches, desks, washroom vanities, partitions, planters, and interior art. The carbon benefit of the wood structure is equivalent to the energy needed to operate a home for 121 years.
Architect : Manasc Isaac
This project is LEED® Platinum certified & is the earth's northernmost net-zero energy commercial building.
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